LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has signed defender Danilo Acosta. Acosta, 22, has made 37 appearances in MLS as a member of Real Salt Lake and Orlando City SC. He was originally selected by the Galaxy in the 2019 MLS Waiver Draft.
“Danilo has experience in Major League Soccer and fills a position of need for our team,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Dennis te Kloese. “He is young and versatile, and we think he will continue to develop with our group. We are pleased to add Danilo to our roster and look forward to him integrating into the squad.”
Acosta signed his first professional contract with Real Salt Lake in 2015 as a Homegrown Player who was a graduate of the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy. He played in his first year with Real Monarchs, RSL’s USL affiliate, before going on to make 29 appearances in Major League Soccer with RSL from 2017-18.
In 2018, he was loaned to Orlando City SC and made eight appearances for the Eastern Conference side.
At the national level, Acosta has made 16 appearances for the United States U-20s. During that span, he won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20s Championship - scoring the game-winning penalty in the final against his home country of Honduras - and represented the United States at the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
Acosta and the five-time MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy’s 2020 home opener is set for Saturday, March 7 at Dignity Health Sports Park against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7 p.m. PT.
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Transaction: LA Galaxy sign defender Danilo Acosta.
Name: Danilo Acosta
Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: November 17, 1997
Last Club: Orlando City SC (on loan from Real Salt Lake)
Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Hometown: Sandy, UT
Nationality: United States